liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

beware of "dislike this" button application on facebook

(this may be the virus that got my Dad's computer-
-pretty bad one, call Microsoft if you've got it)
| "Dislike" Button Scam Hits Facebook Users |
| from the i-dislike-this dept. |
| posted by CmdrTaco on Monday August 16, @09:48 (Security) |
| |

An anonymous reader writes "A message saying 'I just got the Dislike
button, so now I can dislike all of your dumb posts lol!!' is spreading
rapidly on Facebook, tempting unsuspecting users into believing that they
will be able to "dislike" posts as well as "like" them. However,
[0]security researchers say that it is just the latest 'survey scam',
tricking Facebook users into into giving a rogue Facebook application
permission to access their profile, and posting spam messages from their
account. The rogue application requires victims to complete an online
survey (which makes money for the scammers) before ultimately redirecting
to a Firefox browser add-on for a Facebook dislike button developed by
FaceMod. "As far as we can tell, FaceMod aren't connected with the scam —
their browser add-on is simply being used as bait," says Sophos security
blogger Graham Cluley."
Tags: communication, computers, internet

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